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How to Get Your Panel Discussion Proposal Approved by Conference Organizers

I was having a great conversation with Mark Milroy, CAE, Vice President of Learning at ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership.  He has seen ALOT of panel proposals come through his office – most of which say, “I’ll put great people on the panel and make it interesting for the audience.  We’ll use humor, stories, and have

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The 2014 Panel Report: Are Panel Discussions Effective?

It's finally here! In the largest survey ever conducted about panel discussions, 539 executives, thought leaders and meeting planners shared their frustrations about the panel format.  “The Panel Report: A 2014 Snapshot on the Effectiveness of Panel Discussions at Meetings, Conferences and Conventions,” looks at the effectiveness of the format, the moderator and panelists –
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10 Common Mistakes Panel Moderators Make…And How to Avoid Them

In a recent survey of 539 executives, thought leaders and meeting planners, 72% of the respondents had issues with the moderator.  That’s 3/4 of the people think the moderator can do a better job!  The moderator is the glue that holds the panel together, making sure there is an intriguing topic, interesting panelists and lots

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